Use a reliable anti-virus program
Cameron University runs the anti-virus program Forefront from Microsoft. This software will protect your work computer when logged into the CAMERON domain. For personal home computers, it would be wise to also use a reliable anti-virus program. There are some clients that can be purchased, though ITS recommends using what came with your device. For instance, Chromebooks have built in protection. Windows 10 and Windows 11 machines also have Windows Defender built in. MAC devices have recommended security measures provided by Apple here (Set up your Mac to be secure - Apple Support).
Never open suspicious file attachments in an email
Be aware of what you click on and do within your email. Always verify that attachments are from trusted sources and that they are recognizable file types. For example, an email from a co-worker with an image attached or a Microsoft Office file attached is most likely fine, but if at anytime there is a concern, you can save the file to your computer and scan it with Forefront. If you receive an email with a strange file type, from an unknown sender, then the best practice is to delete the email and add the sender to your blocked senders list.
Regularly scan your external drives
One way viruses are spreading now is by infecting an external USB jump drive or external hard drive. Once plugged into another PC, the external device infects the computer to spread the virus. It is good practice to regularly scan external drives you use. ITS has posted an easy-to-use guide on scanning USB drives.